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a virus. . >>> the u.s. hopes of winning a third world cup title came to an end. it was a big win for japan, which only four months ago was rocked by a massive earthquake. the game was well watched here in the u.s. especially in baltimore, which had the highest ratings for the women's world cup final in the entire united states. so what does that mean for soccer? women's soccer in particular. we spent the day out in somo. >> the women's u.s. soccer team may have lost, but in a way, you can say that soccer in itself may have won. interest in soccer all over the country blooms when they are in title games like this. >> reporter: soccer is fun. these kids love it. >> i like that the girls are playing. >> what do you like about watching them? >> i like to learn how they do it. >> reporter: baltimore is a football town. out of all the cities in the nation watching the women's final, more people watched in this area than in any other town in the entire nation. some even listened to it on the radio. it says something for an area that when you say football, at least 97% of folks think ra
- bye to borders. the leaving of one of the last big chains is a loss, starting friday you will be able to get big discounts. >> in just a few days borders books will start a store wide liquidation. it'll be the final chapter of one of the biggest booksellers and it's a sad story for book lovers everywhere. >> i'm just shaken. i can't believe. they were talking about it but it's -- this time and age. that's crazy. >> really sad because i come here like every week. >> reporter: in 2009 they closed 200 mall stores, last february they filed for chapter 8 but it never bounced back. they were hit hard by the move away from brick and mortar stores toward online booksellers. here is what customers need to know. clearance sale start friday and run through september. all sales are final. the good news is gift cards will still be honored but no new cards will be sold. over 10,000 workers will be laid off including many in greater baltimore and the dc area. you have a few more weeks to pick up bargins and remember. >> it'll be missed. >> she was enjoying a family vacation in a foot of water.
without crafting the big grand compromise the president and congressionaleaders need to negotiate to raise that limit. they're demanding 2 trillion in spending cut bees made to give the president the increase he wants and the democrats any deal to cut spending has to increed an increase in tax revenue. the big question, going into tonight's meeting is whether a smaller deficit reduction deal is possible. both sides are saying it can be done. failure to do it w wld lead to economic meltdown. >> john, thank you very much. joining me to discuss the road ahead is the white house chief of staff bill ley. thank you very much for joining us. you've heard what jon said. you've seen what speaker boehner did. what's your relakes to the deal nono >> it's very unfortunate the speaker made the comments he has. the president is committed to solving this deficit possible for the future of america. he's looking forward to the meeting to play out his case. he's saying, it is time now to make the tough decisions. in this town, generally they kick the can. nobody wants to do the tough things. he's committed
before the country defaults on its debt? there's a big white house meeting today. >>> on the run, a stunning statement from the country's new secretary of defense. al qaeda's defeat is within reach. is america close to a victory over the terror network? >>> stolen life. kidnapped and held captive for 18 of her 31 years. jaycee dugard speaks exclusively to abc's diane sawyer about what it was like to be a prisoner, now, finally to be fre >> wow. i can walk into the next room and see my mom. wow, i can decide totoump in the car and go to the beach with the girls. wow. >> unbelievable. >> and, royal red carpet. it was the biggest night yet for the royal newlyweds of north america. hollywood's biggggt stars were out. but no surprise, it was kate who stole the show. we are live ininos angeles for will and kate's big hollywood moment. >> announcer: from abc news, this is a special edition of "good morning america," now, live from the belasco theater in los angeles, california, and new york city, weekend anchors bianna golodryga and dan harris. >> good morning, america, you're looking a
. >> 105 in phoenix. 90 in albuquerque. mostly 80s fargo to detroit. 94 in atlanta. 85 here in the big apple. >>> well, here's a story that we usually don't hear from the middle east. a world record, in fact. >> pretty cool story. some 13,000 children steered clear of trouble in gaza to fly their kites at the same time. it all made for a pretty colorful show in the skies. >> the previous record of more than 10,000 flying kites at once was set earlier this year in china. so good for those kids. and congratulations. >> that is a cool scene out there. a little peace and a nice little event t d aorld record. >> and a world record to go with it. >> not bad. more "world news now" coming up after the break. you go next if you had a here would hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overound information kit, that includes a video and full color brochure. dennis celorie: "it's by far the best chair
. i immediately figured out what it was. >> these fish are a big nuisance because they have no natural predators and could hurt the population of the native fish. this is south of the south river which pours into the bai. dnr officials are so concerned about the snake head spreading that they have put a bounty on the fish. from now until the end of the year if you catch one and report it to the dnr, you could win a prize or two. >>> weather wise it's been interesting. we've had showers and storms, one moving into emmetsberg weakening right where it meets up with carroll county and hagerstown, a more significant storm. you're traveling well west. you may run into that one. other than that showerings -- showers and probably rain in that direction also in southern anne arundel towards deal, south of shadyside. one renegade storm. the story has been heat, humidity north of 100 in frederic, d.c., still scattered storms. we'll talk about the excessive heat. that's coming up. >>> let's take a look at tonight's top stories. a baltimore city police officer faces federal drug charges tonight. of
, that dress for a bride's big day is a big expense. we're showing you how to save big at the bridal shop. >>> first up, phillip's seafood is in. they're moving to the other side. here's more. >> reporter: all right, well, we buried rice phillips two weeks on the shore. he took $2000 bill the empire. tonight, his son joined together to make the announcement. cordish was told that whoever moves into the spot better be perfect. he said they would both be proud. i met on several different occasions with the major and rice. i know that the governor was there, too. neither of the gentlemen are with us today. as i indicated, they would be very, very, very happy to see the union of the phillip's family. that's the four generations and the cordish family that's four generations here. >> that's one of the first tenants in the inner harbor. they'll take over the first floor and have the indoor/out door seating and the raw bar. it's amazing, when they first developed, many were at a loss. who would have thought that one day, it would be their turn to move in. it will open sometime this fall. >>> a w
and humidity. that's the big story there. temperatures reach dangerously close high marks causing some cities to take action. we will tell you what they are doing. you are watching "good morning maryland" first and only at 4:30 in the morning. [ female announcer ] the counter. in most homes, it gets all the action. bring it. getting it clean again is easy with bounty. in this lab demo, one sheet of bounty leaves this surface as clean as 2 sheets of the bargain brand. ♪ why use more when you can use less? ♪ super durable. super absorbent. super clean. bounty. the one-sheet clean picker-upper. >>> now "good morning maryland." >>> 5:15. official say nine bodies have been recovered after a tourist boat sank in russia. more than 100 other people were still missing. it had over 185 people on board. reports say that the boat was certified to care yea maximum of 120 people. >>> tragedy in northern india. rescuers are pulling more bodies from the wreckage of a passenger train that derailed. the number of confirmed dead climbed to 67. and many more bodies are believed to be trapped under the twiste
the lightning hit. never been a big fan of lightning. >> not really, especially not. this also blew out the neighbor's computer. the surge protector didn't work. >> reporter: ed and his daughter live a block away. they were home when the lightning struck. >> i never heard nothing like this before. roaring thunder but this one was so sharp and penetrating, you could have your hair stand on your arms. >> reporter: others saw the fire company respofnltd the fire drew crew as far away as graysonville. >> then the fire went off. thought a tree would fall on the house. >> reporter: for now, it's up to the insurance company to determine how much damage was done. >> so far this year lightning as load to the death of one american in anne arundel county. a man was standing on a pier last month when a bolt of lightning struck him. >>> you have to be careful with the lightning. we're already emphasizing that -- that and flooding, which don't get much press but both of those are the two biggest killers. no flooding rain or leeting in. all sweeps returning clear. that's a good thing. show you our sat
about an hour. crews spent sunday getting everything ready for the big show. >>> and the ohs and awes were in atlanta. the skies lit for 15 minutes in more than 4,000 fireworks shells in all nearly 500,000 people attended the fun filled event featuring a fantastic light show core gaffed as always -- choreographed as always to great music. >>> the independence day celebrations in d.c. wouldn't be complete without annual concert a dress rehearsal for pbs's 2011 capital force concert was held yesterday. this year's performance jordin sparks kelo "herrara and broadway cast of million dollar quartet and national symphony orchestra. >> and in philidelphia, people took time out before the activities to visit the place where the declaration of independence was signed. now this brought the family and friends out to the independence mall and the people who came out say that the cookouts and fireworks are fun, but it's nice to take a moment to see what the 4th of july is really about to this great country. >>> new york city right now, the skies erupted filled with brilliant streaks of red, white
shows up at 6:00 to drop off some tables for a big bash coming up on saturday. >> to leave a cat by the shelter when you can see that we don't open until the next morning would be a death sentence for the cat. the cat would have sat there all night, we would have had bad news when we came in this morning. this poor cat would have been dead. >> the cat's name is cheese puffs. cheesy was very scared but has been a lap cat for most of the day today. he is going to get shots and be up for adoption next week. small miracles will be celebrating its fifth anniversary on saturday with a huge adoption event. that's why they needed the tables, proving cat miracles happen. abc2 news. >>> thanks a lot, jamie. this heat is just as dangerous for us as it is for our pets. abc2 is working for you with ways to keep your four legged friends cool. take along plenty of fresh water when you go for a walk. make sure to take frequent breaks in the shade and avoid hot ground. put sunscreen on your dog's nose, and pay close attention to make sure your pet does not get over heated. >>> tonight we are wor
that the pain they saw was reel. >> it was like a big red spot, almost like a sun burn with little welts starting to come out. >> tonight at 11:00, we'll explain why hundreds of pages of file were held back. we'll tell you why what's in the pages could be crucial. in the meantime, go to the website at abc2news.com. we'll talk about what wasn't in the file. we'll put a sneak peek of what was on the page. if you click on the page, the story itself pops up. we put ten pages online and you can click through with a sneak peek yourself. go to abc2news.com. joce sterman, abc2 news. >>> now, the latest on the death of the construction worker in anne arundel county. he was killed and another was seriously hurt when a wall collapsed at the site of the slots casino. the worker of hanover was on a lift when the wall collapsed and he died at the scene. a second worker was taken to shock trauma with life threatening injuries. >>> yeah, there are significant challenges to rescuers like this. we're talking about heavy equipment and unstable ground services and unstable pieces of buildings. >> this is th
this morning. there in time's square, people watched on a number of big tv screens. crowds in florida witnessed the last launch, live. these were images from the roadways were people stopped the cars and crossed the road to get the best vantage point. now, the last launch was a must see event at the maryland science center in the inner harbor. people packed the center to watch the launch on the big screen set up just for the occasion. many were upset that the program is coming to a close, folks pointed out, this isn't the end of space exploration for the u.s.. they want to go to the moon and back to mars. they need a different delivery system to get people there. the shuttle has done its service. it's time to move on now. they've built the international space station. >> reporter: they'll have a live tv feed as well. >>> today was a big day for the owners of a charles village pub, they're rebuilding the restaurant. fire burned it to the ground in january. the new pub will have more space and include a rooftop deck and patio and more employees. they'll be back open by next year. >>> a panel on t
of thunderstorms overnight into tomorrow morning. beyond that we build into big time heat. we got extended forecast in just a moment here's traffic. >>> good morning. we're starting out pretty quietly so far. we have our construction being picked up between the beltway, cones being picked up to washington boulevard. this is 695 at wilkins avenue. we have traffic building in both directions but no incidents to report. if are avenue traveling 95 on either end from wash, you're dog okay. 795, no problems to report. charley? >>> oh my god. holy cow. right there. >> check that out, pretty cool, uh. >> he said hoe was on a flight to mill mile earlier in the month when the pilot ordered passengers to look at this incredible sun. he grabbed his camera and immediately started recording. >>> extreme heat still pounds much of the south and midwest. could it be inching closer to m coming up we have more on your weekly weather outlook and we'll have tips on how you and your family scan beat the heat. >>> the weekend box office belonged to one wildly popular boy wizard. so just how big of a weekend was it for ha
party troops. big vote on his plan today but, robin, that doesn't mean this crisis is any closer than being solved. hat doesn't mean this >> far from it. >>> plus, a remarkable story of survival after a trip to a family reunion went terribly wrong, how one man hung on for help, used his socks to save his life. >> treaded water for 17 hours, unbelievable. also, alex trebek, what a strange story. now he is a crime fighter. a burglar broke into his hotel room. he decided to take her on. he hurt himself in the process. getting to the bottom of that story coming up. >>> right to the tropical storm taking aim at the gulf coast. sam is back with us in the studio and has been tracking the latest on don. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin, good morning, george. let's get to don and put it right in the circle of suspicion because last night, see, wait, wait, wait, go, go, go, okay, we're not going to get the circle. max, put the circle on it. it was a rainstorm that moved from cuba to cancun. there is where it is. it is a small storm capable of large fluctuations in strength. here's wher
big, though the top house republican bailed out last night, saying, it's time for a smaller plan. the white house chief of staff said the president isn't giving up. >> he's not someone to walk away from a tough fight. this is very tough. no question about it. but he didn't come to this town to do little things. he came to do big things. >> reporter: how big? the president was willing to put social security considered a sacred cow to democrats, on the table. as well as major charges to the tax code. his plan would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. twice what republicans pose. here's the standoff. while republicans like the idea of cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from medicaid, medicare and social security, democrats don't. >> we do not support cuts in benefits. >> reporter: and republicans refuse the president's plan to cutting subsidies on oil and gas companies and closing tax loopholes for other businesses. >> to gege a big package would require a big tax increase. we think it's a terrible ideaea it's a job killer. >> reporter: so, republicans want to return to negotiating
. they get a good soaking. >> they go for the big pool. >> that's what we all need especially on a day like today, right? >> yes. a pool in the parking lot at abc2. we will do the morning show from the pool and justin can do the weather and we will have a board up for you. >> that's a brilliant idea especially when we walk around with electronic equipment. >> it's battery controlled. >> let me sample that for you. you know what, you may not need a pool. step outside and you will feel the moisture in the air. 71 degrees. that's the dew point. that's really the true measure of moisture in the atmosphere because the relative humidity is relative. that number is what the actual temperature is. this is what would be the point we saturate the moisture in the atmosphere and produce fog. some of us are close to it withpatchy fog. 73 the temperature. recalculate with 77 pax river and they've 82 heat index. dullis at 80 and we are barely below the mark. we have got a dangerous extreme uv index today and a peek at our future radar wanted to highlight the fact there may be more thunderstorms that flare
for years just died. john mackey was 69 years old. >>> all right jamie, let's get into it. you can see big thundershower here in central hartford county. if you are bell air or also in cassel county, get ready. this is not a severe storm, but it will pack gusty conditions, some downpours and of course dangerous lightning. the main concern, and a storm flairing up. we'll keep an eye on that. other than that, you can see the clouds and storms firing up. boy this has been the other story. heat index values around triple digits, 99 in easten right now. this evening we fall slowly through the 80s, talk about the increased chance for showers and storms coming tomorrow straight ahead. >> think it's hot here, go down to d.c. after weeks of tense negotiations on capitol hill, congressional leaders from both parties met with the president to try and hammer out a deal to increase the nation's credit limit before the august 2 deadline. now with both sides drawing firm lines on what they are willing to cut, can any agreement actually pass congress? abc's karen travers with more. >> the debate over ho
for an agreement. the government shutdown july 1st and more than 22,000 state workers were laid off. >>> big changes to the inner harbor after 31 years in one place. phillips is on the move. steven phillip's and daven cord -- dave cordish joined together to make announce med. cordish was said to make sure whoever moves into the espn spot is perfect and he feels this is e says the william donald schaeffer would be proud. >> i met on several different occasion was bryce and mayor schaeffer and he was governor but to me he will be mayor and neither is with us but as i indicated they would be very, very happy to see the union of the phillip's family which is four generation here in baltimore with the cordish family which is also four generations here. >> phillip's restaurant, one of the first tenant in the inner harbor will move at end of september. the bubba gump shrimp company will move in. phillip's will take over the first floor and have indoor and outdoor seating and a raw bar and a deck on a barge. >>> the state wants your input about redrawing the congressional district. there will be 12
on that coming up later on abc2 news. time for a check of your weather and that's a big story today because storms last night were pretty dangerous. >> absolutely. it wassingly out there. >> it was. and you know it could be gettingly again going into the afternoon. if you have errand, do them this morning because you can see the radar is dry as of now. you have to look at things to see the one lone storm in southern maryland but that's not doing anything at this point. it's actually in the bay. so as we look at flash flood watch it's in effect through tonight and basically covering everybody. and we do have the potential for flooding as we go through the rest of today. darlington's temperature at 69. the big story once again for today is the dew points. so we are going to be feeling uncomfortable out there. temperature wise, we will be right around 8# but the big story is the -- 83 but the big story is showers and thunderstorms into the afternoon. tonya has traffic. >> reporter: good morning. it's a good morning. marc trains are on time. that's always good news. let's look outside as the su
, if you were to just pull up if it comes up around their ears, it's too big and find a different size for your child. >> reporter: another good tip, let them pick it out. >> fun styles and colorful with their favorite cartoon characters. >> reporter: they discuss the reality about the her 4-year-old daughter anna. >> i guess right, even if they can swim, she can keep herself above but that's about -- it's just for a little bit and it would be pretty hard to -- there would be a good chance we wouldn't make it very long. >> reporter: wearing a life jacket could be the difference between a good day on the water and a disastrous one. >> you know you never get another chance. >> in baltimore, eric nielsen, abc 2 news. >>> and also putting on a life jacket make sure it's u.s. coast guard approved. . >>> . >>> take a look outside right now, you can see the skies looking just a little bit ominous. no question about that. and there is a reason for that. we're going to talk about that in just a second. 77 right now. and 69% humidity. you can see the clouds towards the area and there's a storm g
. the incredible story of a family who risked it all to chase their 24 karat dreams and came up big. how one stubborn couple started a modern gold rush. >>> and margarita master. it's the ultimate summertime indulgence. the perfect treat to beat the heat. but it didn't happen by accident. meet the man who invented this frozen miracle. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with er the cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city and terry moran in washington, this is "nightline," july 20th, 2011. >> good evening. well, it's not only hot, it's deadly hot. at least 22 people have died so far in the heat wave currently sweeping the country. and conditions will only get more dangerous in the coming days, forecasters say. factors such as relative humidity of more than 0% and little or no wind are making temperatures that are already high feel downright unbearable. here's abc's john donvan with a snapshot of our sizzling states. >> reporter: it's all over the map this heat. 106 degrees in wichita. 98 in milwaukee. oklahoma city, 106. 99 in chicago. and while it seems to be going n
votes to pass and it may be too big with a week left before the august 2nd deadline when the u.s. government would default on the loans.>>> a 7-year-old with epilepsy says a service dog would make his life much easier. now to pay for the dog, he is written a book and evan moss wrote a 26-page book called my seizure dog and wrote it and did the illustrations and it represents his take on what that dog would do for his life. >> the dog would eat pizza with me. if i go to outer space, the seizure dog would come, too. >> most people here have been a part of the seven years we have been dealing with this. >> a lot of people we know, but the majority of the people in the line we have never met. >> evan knows the dog will alert his family when he is having a life-threatening seizure caused by the epilepsy. they need $13,000 to get the specially trained dog and they are using proceeds from the book to try to raise the money. >>> at 5:38 we are watching the satellite radar composit and we have been tracking storms through southern maryland and they are fading away and regenerating south
in annapolis while a big storm complex was diving out of the city and howard county and around annapolis. they got a light rain by the naval academy, but heavy stuff just by cape st. clair and edgewood and beyond. this clearing sky was before the full moon which officially occurs tonight. annapolis and edgewater down to 68 this morning. same glen burnie. 65 towson a boomer came through here as well and looking at 64 with dry air. and light wind in westminster. overall looking at really nice weather for today. sunshine will take us all the way through. we will get back close to 70. by 8, we will push 85 as the two degree guaranteed high. let's talk about the traffic with tonya. >> reporter: we are doing okay 97 northbound harrisburg expressway no problems to report there either. let's look at jones fall expressway at northern parkway. no incidents to report. a lot more people heading southbound to the right of the screen. but just a little bit of volume as we speak right now. on east monument at bradford, we have fire activity. so look out for emergency vehicles there. also reisterstown r
. >>> well, redistricting will be a big topic in annapolis. there will be a public meeting this afternoon at one. a panel will submit a plan for redistricting maryland's 8th congressional district. >> that committee will submit a plan to the governor on redistricting the legislative district for state lawmakers. that plan will be submitted to the general assembly in january. >>> news time is 5:05. we deal with the snow. we do it in the winter. >> yeah. >> never in the summer. >> never. thank goodness. parts the southwest deal with a huge problem a different problem this summer. >>> now look at that. the difficulty drivers are having getting around the dust. >>> plus, firefighters have a difficult time fighting a grass fire. what officials say started the fire. we will let you know. you watching "good morning maryland" first and only at 4:30. >>> now "good morning maryland." >>> we come back a massive dust storm blowing through arizona. look at this video that came in overnight. >> this is the phoenix area. storms have strong winds that kicked up a lot of dirt. thunderstorms drown draft cr
warm things up big time next week. 85 today a good looking day and comfortable a few more clouds than yesterday. no big deal a good looking friday. tonight back down to 65 and seasonable. so those of you just barely flirting with the upper 50s this morning, i don't think we will have that tomorrow morning. check out the extended forecast. 87 tomorrow. and upper 70s at the beach. we will show outforecast next half-hour. we will push the upper 80s and more sun on sunday and here comes the 90s. it's summer and what we expect and most of next week will be inthe low to mid-90s. harry potter hotter forecast more thunderstorms and humidity. that's all for you. we are showing off for you. >> reporter: i wish it's better news for you. the good news is mta says bus and rail services are on time. the bad news is 95 is shut down southbound in cecil county. let's he look at 95 the tieding memorial bridge, all traffic oncoming northbound traffic over the bridge is open. north of here all of the southbound traffic is shut downdue to an overturned vehicle. get off at route 100 and use route 1 or pula
is here to explain more. >> reporter: well, there are a lot of football fans walking around with big smiles on their faces today excited about the start of the season but sad to see their favorites possibly leave. nfl player reps and the league's owners side an -- signed and eyegreement putting an end to the -- agreement putting an ento the lockout. they agreed on a 10-year deal that ends the lockout resolving the fight over how the $9 billion in revenue is shared. clubs will start to sign drafted rookies and opening facilities. the ravens facility opens today at 10 a.m. for those under contract. all players will get a physical and other medical tests today. ravens vice president and general manager says they are excite to be back in business and ravens owner says it's a good day for the nfl and the fans. >> having a 10-year agreement is great for the game. but most importantly for the fans. i think this agreement is going to make our game better. >> reporter: now one of the biggest controversies this morning is that -- controversies this morning is willis mamcgahee she todd heap kel
injured. >>> another day of blazing heat threatens a big area from texas to the midwest and all the way to the east coast. temperatures in some areas soared up to 125 degrees. it was too much to bear for dozens of baseball fans. one woman suffered from heat exhaustion at yesterday's minnesota twins doubleheader. she was among 50 fans who had to be treated after passing out and becoming dizzy in this incredible heat. >> stay cool, drink water, stay under the ac. >> we had a hot day here and a huge thunder and lightning storm afterwards. >> 20 states right now, incredibly hot. stay safe. >>> take a look at your weather now on this tuesday morning. heat warnings as we said, watches and advisories in 20 states from the rockies to the east coast. severe storms threaten a big area from minnesota to north carolina. off and on thunderstorms from eastern texas to pensacola and rainy in the pacific northwest and in the rockies. >> not so bad in sacramento and boysy. we're looking at about 80 there. 106 in phoenix. kansas city 94. dallas coming in at 98. 90s from new orleans to atlanta to new york
. here's abc's chris bury. >> reporter: in minnesota state parks, the big holiday weekend is a big bust. campers looking forward to a getaway were told instead to get lost. >> well, it's ridiculous. >> it's sad. >> it should never get to that. >> reporter: the closed parks a casualty of the state's budget crisis. so many services arehut down. even industries like logging are grinding to a halt because those trees are on public property. in all, 25,000 state workers laid off.. at the capitol, now closed to the public, minnesota's democratic governor and republican leaders could not agree on fixing a $5 billion budget gap. >> i'm not getting an income now. i don't think any of them should think it necessary for them to have an income either until this is settled. >> reporter: minnesota is the first state to actually shut down much of its government. but many others from new jersey to california are also making painful cuts. at this state park near minneapolis, k ken johnson had planned to spend a week camping with her family. getting ejected left her fuming. >> i think the government need
celebrating outside. july 4th is one big party. >> it has special meaning in my family. i became a u.s. citizen 25 years ago on the fourth of july. >> and it's hot out there. take a look at the deep red. we're seeing blazing temperatures. it's going to continue on the fourth. more coming up in the show. >> and officials are rush to clean up a pipeline leak in the yellow river. >>> and monkey new, on t t loose, and going o o an adventue across new jersey. he's fine, he's just tranquil liezed. that's coming up as well. >>> we begin with the casey anthony trial. her fate could be in the hands of the jury later today. abc's yunji de nies where the closing arguments taking place this morning. good morning, yunji. wrt good morning, dan. it call comes down to this. each side has a chance to make their final arguments before jurors decide between life and death for this young woman. this is it after six long weeks, today is the today the lawyers present final arguments to the jury, arguments that determine casey anthony's future. >> jurors will probably find her responsible for the death of
and thunderstorms dousing ocean city. that's unfortunate a big competition at the beach. there are a couple of storms west moving into northern howard county. the rest of the evening we'll call for a chance of passing storms. how does the rest of the week shape up temperature wise? that's coming up. >>> this week's heat combined with a transformer problem triggered the first emergency event in four years for baltimore's gas and electric energy saving program. the program allows the company to turn off participants air conditioning units when demand is the highiest in return for savings of $100 a year. today beg announced friday's event reduced demand and helped blackouts. some participants complained they were without air conditioning four hours as temperatures inside their homes climbed to 90 degrees. bge said some had other problems. >>> in harford county other families were sweating out another outage. residents in forest hill seen the lights and ac go off several hours at a time for a month. the most recent outage was friday night into saturday morning. homeowners have thrown out hundre
, people are trying to get a good spot for the big show. >> reporter: it's days before the parade starts chairs and blankets are already placed along the sidewalk and grass. >> i would say about two weeks before the 4th of july, people put their chairs our. i don't think it means they're holding the chair, it's just a tradition. we see the chairs and we're excited. >> communities are proud of the attention. it brings attention to the community. we have a great parade and people want a front row spot to the parade in town. >> reporter: people are creative with how they mark their seating. some use yellow caution tape. >> we've used a sofa and toilets. >> reporter: the committee has fundraisers to help pay for the parade and forks -- fireworks. >> it takes us $100,000 to put on the day. we work 12 months to raise money for that. we have a catonsville prom. we have a golf outing and the t- shirts. >> reporter: the parade will include 17 marching bands starts monday at 3:00. along the route in catonsville, fred slate for abc2 news. >>> sunday, the final touches will be put on the fireworks s
, they will always find one. >> beyond a reasonable doubt is like swiss cheese. there's holes everywhere. there's big p pces missing. there's gaps. >> reporter: jennifer ford, injure numb juror number 3 in the trial, told us all the evidence prosecutors said point to guilt could have pointed another way, too. >> every expert, like, with anything, i could have been what the prosecution said, it could be the defense. if it's both, it could not be proven. >> there's a disconnect. because people outside see the trial on television. they think of it as reality telelesion. and on television, there's always a result. if this person isn't guilty, someone else is. in real life, we may never know what happened. we may end up with uncertainty. uncertainty is a very important part of the criminal justice system. >> most cases are circumstantial evidence. that's so not unusual. and nevertheless, juries, most of the time, find their way to a conviction when the circumstantial evidence adds up. in my opinion, this did. >> reporter: but for casey anthony, all that is just a moomoot argument now. what happens to her?
officer is accused of running a big heroine to bring. >> business has rattled the department. >> the police department started the investigation against daniel redd after the allegations surfaced. daniel redd was approaching retirement, but now he can spend the rest of his life in prison. there is some comfort in knowing a police officer is your neighbor. that all changed today. >> it is sad you have to call the cops on the cop >>reporter: his home on shamrock avenue were 41 -year-old daniel redd lit and allegedly operated a heroine organization became part of a federal investigation. daniel redd was indicted in a grand jury -- grand jury on what four other civilians and faces life in prison. >> i hope that sends a very powerful message that if you carry a gun and deal drugs, whether you are a street corner check your police officer, you will be the link the term >>reporter: u.s. attorney for maryland says the investigation was initiated by the baltimore police department dating back to january. the 51 page indictment describes daniel redd acting as the drug ringleader as wel
scrambling for safety. >>> good morning. the heat wave melting a big chunk of the nation is showing no signs of letting. >> up that's right. the humidity is creating oppressive conditions. today, chicago could see its highest temperature in five years. abc's karen traver as more on the spending east. >> reporter: they tossed two tons of ice into the water to try to cool things down. this heat wave is krgripping th middle of the nation. for 17 states. texas to minnesota. east to ohio. in five states, temperatures dropped thee century mark. the system is expected to hover across the midwest for five more sweltering days before heading east. >> not moving at all. unpacking its bags. this high pressure for many days to come as it continues to intensify and grow in overall size. >> reporter: for beach goers the soaring temperatures means fun in the sun. but for some people, especially the elderly this extreme heat can be extremely dangerous. >> they'll complain of dizziness, weakness. being light headed. >> reporter: experts say to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun. >> the goal was ten
. -- maryland first and only at #:30. a live look at the nation's capitol. hey parents, it's going to be a big school year. see, i'm not just teaching woodwinds and strings. i'm teaching attitude! >>> now "good morning maryland" at 4:30. >> well it looks spectacular for people in a california neighborhood it was a headache. this is outside los angeles. it's incredible a water hydrant was sheered off sending a geyser of 100 feet into the air. it's not known what caused the accident but two homes are flooded forcing the evacuation of residents. it took more than a hour to turn off the water because it was more than 6 feet under water. >>> now maryland's most powerful doppler radar be a the- - and the forecast certified most accurate by weatherate. >> the heat and humidity building on us. like yesterday, we had some areas with rainfall and others missed out. that is one of the problems with the forecast. you want to know when it's going to rain and if it's going to rain on top of you. and it could be one town over. this morning, we are looking at rain free conditions. 70 at fallston and towson an
be on the way? >> we had a day we didn't hit a hundred. we had big storms blow through especially anne arundel county. some went to ocean city where the detour was delayed because of the weather. we are at 78 and it feels like 84. we have the nasty heat index at this hour. many days into the heatwave, storms still around the eastern shore. watch the pivot-- watch these pivot around. i think we will have ourselves a partly cloudy morning. probably more clouds than we are showing. we will go to 9 # but there will be heavy downpours developing as well. how about traffic? >> reporter: we have no accidents reported. baltimore city or baltimore county. good way to start out the morning. let's look at the beltway. we have no incidents reported there either. this is 695 at wilkins avenue. very light traffic building in both directions. outer loop on the left a few cars but no incidents to report. we are dealing with construction on 95 northbound before 216. two left lanes are closed for repaving. we have a disabled vehicle # 95 northbound at harbor tunnel. northbound tube is closed also roadwork 295 n
. >>> big winners during the heatwave are ice cream shops. double digit increases in the business because there's no such thing as bad ice cream cones but there's signs how different it will melt. the height sugar content, the less likely it will melt faster -- the higher the sugar content, the less likely it will melt faster. is it too early for ice cream? >> no. that's what i have meteorologist orders. i put that on my facebook sometimes and the meteor gist orders a ice cream, ice cream and more ice cream. yes. it's going to be a hot one. right now, that moisture is coming in at 75. that's the dew point. so we are feeling oppressive everywhere close do 8 -- to 08 in east ofnlt it's -- 80 in easton. it is sicken outside. the -- sickening outside. the weather pattern has the heat moving into today, tomorrow and saturday. the satellite radar not picking up on a lot. we will see plenty of sunshine going throughout the day. hazy in nature but the sunshine is beating down on us. slight chance for maybe an isolated shower or thunderstorm to move in as we go into the afternoon. but the tropics
had gastric surgery and why she wants to go under the knife again. and a big shake-up in the ravens lineup. who got cut and why. >> wyatt everhart, how does it look for the rest of the week? those details tonight after extreme makeover. now the last time that you stepped on the scale, you were 340 pounds, and i gave you the goal to lose 60 pounds in 3 months, so if this monitor reads 280 pounds or less, you hit your goal. go ahead and step on the scale. (beeping) (beeping stops) well, you didn't hit your goal. 295 pounds... so 45 pounds lost in the last 3 months. it was a struggle. yeah. and i'm glad i struggled because i wouldn't know what to do next time. yeah. krista missed her goal by 15 pounds, but overall, i mean, she's lost 70 pounds since i surprised her just a couple months ago, and for me, that's a really positive step, moving into phase 3. it's time to push into phase 3. i want to make this an enjoyable experience. i'm gonna be sending you to the disneyland resort in california for the half marathon. oh, my god. so this is just one of five different rundisney events that
this story, make his phone calls through the night. thank you, pierre thomas. >>> and, we turn now to the big crisis for america's economy, the debt debt line, just days away. we have been tracking the developments hour by hour and tonight, at last, some news on one of the plans. abc's jon karl is on capitol hill with that. jon? >> reporter: diane, there is some real drama going on right now here in the house. they were supposed to be voting on john boehner's deabt ceiling bill. that is delayed. john boehner's office is right down there, and he is down there trying to get the votes he needs to pasasthis bill. he's not there yet. this is the bill that could increase the debt ceiling by about $900 billion, only about six months worth. democrats don't like that, because it would force the president to come back and go through this all over again. but what boehner is finding is that a lot of those tea party republicans don't want to vote for this. he has put his speakership on the line, saying that he cannot lead if they don't support him. so, the question now is, diane, will he get the votes to
are kind of in suspended animation until speaker boehner acts on this bill today but i think one of the big problems you face is that once he does send -- get this through, if he does get it through, it's going to be very hard to get any of his republicans to vote for the real compromise in a day or two or three. >> reporter: well, that's exactly right. both of your points right. first of all there are no negotiations going on in that compromise right now because all the focus is getting this passed in the house. speaker boehner isn't exactly taking calls from democrats but trying to get his own republicans in line. once he does this, this is going to be very difficult for him to get -- to go any further by way of compromise. if there is a compromise it's going to take a lot of democrats to pass it in the house. >> a lot of democrat, that's exactly right. key market openings sunday night, the next big deadline to watch for, as well. >> that's right. >> the asian market. >> elizabeth, this is just so uncertain going into the final weekend. >> well, and certainly the public is starting to los
the bullet had hit. >> he had a big old hole in the gun, he never really got shot though, just got grazed i guess. >> police say the bullet was fired from a high-powered assault rifle. they confirmed if the round had hit an inch or two away in any direction the officer could have been killed. >> hitting his service weapon was just, you know, an incredible coincidence that frankly probably saved his life. >> this morning police got a tip from a resident that led them back to cook's lane. after a brief chase they took this man into custody. 20-year-old shea jordan. they also found the disassembled pieces of that assault rifle. police sources tell them jordan is an army veteran with tours of duty in iraq. >> he walked up to my door, you don't feel safe any more, with somebody. but knowing he is off the street i feel a lot better. >> they have not confirmed his status as a veteran and have not said why they believe he shot at the officer. >> what we're sure of is he had no love lost for the baltimore police department. >> the officer was treated and released from shock trauma. shea jordan is ch
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probing with the white house the possibility of a big deal that would be nearly $4 trillion in deficit reduction and include $800 billion in added tax revenues over the next ten years. if he goes this route, i am told he will face a revolt from his republicans on the house including his fellow leaders including kevin mccarthy, i'm told he is still considering it even though it's risky. >> treasury secretary tim geithner joins me now. he would have to manage the chaos if the united states defaults for the first time in history. secretary geithner, thank you for being here. well, you just heard what jonathan said about what'ss on the table. is it possible that there will be a framework deal in place by 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. >> i hope so. again, both leaders recognize they're running out of time. they need to get this process moving in the house by monday night to achieve that deadline. they need to have a framework that they know with complete confidence will pass both houses of congress and is acceptable to the president and that should happen today. >> you think it can happen befor
crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary vo
.d also a song >> we've got another beautiful day at central park. another big crowd gathering. can't wait to get to that but a lot of news so right to that collision on the taxiway in boston last night. hundreds of passengers evacuated after the wing of a delta jumbo jet clipped the tail of another jet just months after a similar collision here in new york and abc's lisa stark is tracking this overnight. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: well, it was two delta flights, both loaded with fuel ready for takeoff. one rams into the other. it could have been much worse. this photo taken from inside the 767 clearly shows the damage. the wing tip of the jumbo jet sliced apart. the tail of the regional plane badly mangled. >> people were freaking out. the girl next to me was right by the wing crying and trying to jump on the emergency exit for a little bit. >> everybody said, what happened? >> reporter: it was still light out, around 7:30 last night when the planes collided. the regional jet apparently turned on to a taxiway perpendicular to the taxiway that the 767 was traveling on. the delta 767
would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir, the same thing. >> not quite the same thing. >> it is. >> nonetheless. same thing. >> how about this extreme weather? >> really something, these pictures coming in. >> from phoenix blowing in last night going through right there. that dust storm and then these temperatures all -- the majority of the country feeling it, david. >> smoke alarms going off because of the heat then alarms going off here, these are different kinds as team usa is in the house. look at them just arriving moments ago. what a homecoming. >> we're going to really celebrate with them coming up. love to see them here in times square on our home turf. >>> we'll begin with the high-stakes drama unfolding as we come on the air in that phone hacking scandal engulfin
. tonight though, a big time heat situation tomorrow coming up. >> all right wyatt. well it's a baltimore tradition on a hot night like this to just sit out on your porch or on your steps and catch a breeze. that was the game plan until storm clouds arrived and you're welcome mat. here is one steamy and stormy night. rosy. >> it was a hot and steamy night jamey all over the area as folks tried to deal with the weather and how it changed. i mean, we had some storms there, especially up in this area, really heavy rains coming down flooding parking lots, a mess out here. what's touched this all off was all the high heat and high hud we had during the day. guess what folks, for many people out there, they are going to have to figure out how to deal with all this high heat again yet tomorrow. >> no matter what the weather, they have to get their laps in. with the heat in the low 920s, this is part of being a runner, although admitted leah slow runner today. >> three laps. >> very slow. >> does the heat make you slower? >> yes, definitely. >> oh, man. >> you can tell can't you. he does know whe
known as a hotbed for snakes. >> all right. the home run derby last night was a big hit. not on the edge, but on the deck. trying to catch a ball. we circle him. keith carmichael is in -- he is trying to catch prince fielder's home run hit when he ended up dangling about 20 feet up. he was lucky his brother and a friend were right there, strong enough to pull him back over the railing to his seat. remember last week at a rangers game he died trying to catch a ball thrown into the stands. >>> well abc 2 news is working for you tonight. imagine this, your electronic device gets stolen. >> what do you think, eh no problem, you installed that highly touted gps tracking software. >> but then what? do you go after it yourself? do you call police? what if they are too busy taking other calls. [ phone ringing. >> reporter: when business owner and working mom monica freely left her phone in the back of a cab and had no way to get in touch with her kids or clients. >> immediately i panicked. >> reporter: she activated her gps tracking app through another device and traced her phone to a nearby hot
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